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'How simple this novel is. How subtle. How strong. How unlike any other. It is unique. It is unforgettable. It is extraordinary.' --Doris Lessing, The Independent
'It is hard to do justice to 'The Ice Palace'... the narrative is urgent, the descriptions relentlessly beautiful, the meaning as powerful as the ice piling up on the lake.' --The Times
'Austere poetical clarity, stoical wisdom and a vivid response to nature.' --Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Tarjei Vesaas (1987-1976) was born in the remote rural Telemark district of Norway, where he spent most of his life. Throughout his life he published several novels, volumes of poetry and a book of short stories which was awarded an international prize at Venice in 1952. He was awarded several other prizes and was a canidate for the Nobel Prize in 1964, 1968 and again in 1969. He died in 1970, his reputation as the leading Nordic writer firmly established.
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It was first published in 1963 and is set amid the ice and snow of a small rural Norwegian community. The author, Vesaas, was also a poet and it shows. Even through translation into English, The Ice Palace is a very carefully crafted piece of literary work.
Sadly, I found that got in the way at times; I don’t always want to marvel at an artist’s brushstrokes, sometimes I just want to stare at the painting.
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